# Using Mokken scale analysis to develop unidimensional scales

@article{Gillespie1987UsingMS, title={Using Mokken scale analysis to develop unidimensional scales}, author={Michael W. Gillespie and Elisabeth M. Tenvergert and Johannes Kingma}, journal={Quality and Quantity}, year={1987}, volume={21}, pages={393-408} }

This paper describes Mokken scale analysis as a method for assessing the unidimensionality of a set of items. As a nonparametric stochastic version of Guttman scale analysis, the Mokken model provides a useful starting point in scale construction since it does not impose severe restrictions on the functional form of the item trace lines. It requires only that the item trace lines are monotonically increasing and that they do not cross. After describing the Mokken method, we illustrate it by…

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